Asus TUF Gaming AX6000 support

I dont have problems with it but I use only WPA2/WPA3 networks. My snapshot :
LuCI Master (git-23.266.27574-7744ad0) / OpenWrt SNAPSHOT (r24114-b7f1459fef)

Kernel Version 5.15.134

That version didn't have a problem.
I'm currently on the latest snapshot and it has that wifi problem with 2nd access point:
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I'm thinking of reverting back. Nothing too serious, but it's more annoying.

Please make review of the last changes between versions or create bug. Maybe something could affect our router. I think we need to also add support for the router to the stable release. I'll create build next week for test purpose. If everything will be ok I'll create PR.

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I'm new here. I would like to install OpenWRT in my router. Please explain in detail how to install it. Thank you very much.

Hi. Probably you haven't had possibility to read this topic. Below you could find link to the officially supported process :

and more information in the commit:

We need to create support page.

@Crect , @patrykk , @bmork

I moved a very controversial part of my PR into a separate package: facinstall.
Now you can revert to stock firmware very easily: just install this package.

Therefore, the problem of revert to stock firmware can be considered solved.

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It is in snapshot mode at the moment. Do you think the AX6000 gets in the next official release? There is a black friday offer at the moment, but I fear I have to wait until it gets stable.

How many months do you think I have to wait to install a stable release? I know https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commitdiff;h=d522ccecb28f941aadcaf7a50cd6daa861f468a7

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Next official release, as in 24.xy.0, yes.
Next official release, as in 23.05.3, less likely - not impossible (it meets the requirements for backporting), but not automatically (you would have to convince a maintainer to take your cherry-picks/ backports to openwrt-23.05).

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Thanks, as a worst case szenario I can flash the router in 2024, hopefully in the first half of the year. It takes time as it needs.

No idea how I can convince a maintainer. Hopefully she/he is reading this :wink:

On the other side it depends on my health situation how long it takes to setup a test mesh configuration with old routers. I fear it will take a while to flash my old unused routers to a newer openwrt, could take 2 months.

Why wait for a stable version?
Router TUF-AX4200, which is already in the stable branch, uses a completely similar platform and therefore the firmware for router TUF-AX6000 can be considered stable.

You can now flash stable OpenWRT v23.05.2 into your router TUF-AX6000 using these instructions: Asus TUF AX4200 support - #241 by remittor

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Thanks, I am not a coder and I have to learn how to setup a mesh network before with other openwrt router. My health is not good in the next time, so I need time anyway.

The 4200 is what i wanted to buy to be on the sure side, but then the price difference was very small to the 6000. I am hoping for offers for the Asus RT-AX53U. The 53 should be used with the 6000 in a mesh.

I can get a Black Friday deal on this router in Europe, so I was wondering if this community could clarify two questions I have:

  1. For flashing, does the .trx approach have any downsides? I saw some discussions here about partition issues, was that an isolated case? If it's an issue I'll just use a USB-serial adapter.
  2. In terms of stability, is WED the only issue currently or are there other known issues? I also saw an issue mentioned with several SSIDs but it also seems like an isolated case.

I have a GL.iNet Flint 2 on pre-order but I'm tending towards this because I just trust Asus hardware more (I currently have one and it's rock solid, and I've heard some horror stories with GL.iNet albeit mostly about portable routers).

Thank you :slight_smile:

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Did you ever use GL.INet? Years ago I bought a router from them, they said it uses OpenWRT. Then this was a 2 year old OpenWRT with modifications and flashing an uptodate OpenWRT was not easy, so I sent it back, When I am buying a router with Openwrt I expect, that I can simply flash a file.

Me too and I bought it. Until I am ready to use it (maybe in 2 months, depends on my health), I hope the most important things are solved.

This one natively supports the regular version of OpenWRT, you can flash it using their own uboot web interface. So I guess I’ll go with the GL.iNet and switch it performance is not good enough.

Are you sure? At their homepage I read Openwrt only and at Amazon it says for the Flint 1 "strongly modified openwrt". That's what I got with mine years ago, "strongly modified".

I got the 6000 for about 140€ at Amazon, for the Flint 2 I would have to pay more including taxes.

It doesn’t ship with the vanilla version of OpenWRT, but it supports flashing very easily.

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Wish you the best, with mine it was not "easily" for sure, don't remember what was necessary, maybe something like connecting pins, at least not a software question only.

Finally managed to get access to 1Gbps to test this router.

The outcome is somewhat confusing. This router is for some reason not delivering more than 300Mbps on WAN. I tried different cables, installing irqbalance (cores are <5% loaded), changing SpeedTest servers, enabling/disabling offloading (soft and hard), but no use.

On the very same connection and cable, on old Linksys WRT1900AC I'm getting speeds around 900Mbps (hardware limit of that router). Meaning 1Gbps internet is working well, and cables are all good.

For the records, I'm on latest SNAPSHOT (r24414-255d5c9bf8). Not sure if this was version related, since I had slower ISP on previous snapshot versions (only 100Mbps).

It's interesting that Internet speed on Wi-Fi (5Ghz) gets to around 400Mbps next to the router, and it's faster than on cable.

Not sure how fast the stock firmware could work, but this hardware is more than capable of handling 1Gbps, even 1Gbps SQM cake. I tested iperf3 running from the router on LAN and got 1Gbps LAN speed. So the issue is only on the wan side (eth1). Could it be a poor NAT translation? Is offloading supposed to work at all? I bet yes, since this router has 2.5Gbps WAN port (and also dual WAN).

Anyone has an idea what could be an issue? I hope it's again an isolated issue like previously.

P.S. Since I had issues in past, only to clarify, I managed to restore stock firmware previously, and installed @remittor's new trx build and after that the latest official snapshot sysupgrade bin.

Hi, I performed tests on the Asus TUF ax6000 router.
server <-(1Gb)-> WAN<->WIFI<->ax210 client (WPA3) 5GHz 160MHz
(firewall WAN offloading enabled)

perf3 -c 192.168.6.2 -t 60 -P 1                                       
Connecting to host 192.168.6.2, port 5201
[  5] local 192.168.10.60 port 52228 connected to 192.168.6.2 port 5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr  Cwnd
[  5]   0.00-1.00   sec   112 MBytes   939 Mbits/sec   12    860 KBytes
[  5]   1.00-2.00   sec   109 MBytes   912 Mbits/sec    0    952 KBytes
[  5]   2.00-3.00   sec   111 MBytes   933 Mbits/sec    0   1.01 MBytes
[  5]   3.00-4.00   sec   112 MBytes   944 Mbits/sec    0   1.09 MBytes
[  5]   4.00-5.00   sec   111 MBytes   933 Mbits/sec    0   1.16 MBytes
[  5]   5.00-6.00   sec   111 MBytes   933 Mbits/sec    8    926 KBytes
[  5]   6.00-7.00   sec   112 MBytes   944 Mbits/sec    0   1021 KBytes
[  5]   7.00-8.00   sec   111 MBytes   933 Mbits/sec    0   1.07 MBytes
[  5]   8.00-9.00   sec   112 MBytes   944 Mbits/sec    0   1.13 MBytes
.....
[  5]  54.00-55.00  sec   109 MBytes   912 Mbits/sec    0   1.21 MBytes
[  5]  55.00-56.00  sec  88.8 MBytes   744 Mbits/sec  248    962 KBytes
[  5]  56.00-57.00  sec   111 MBytes   933 Mbits/sec    0   1.03 MBytes
[  5]  57.00-58.00  sec   111 MBytes   933 Mbits/sec    0   1.10 MBytes
[  5]  58.00-59.00  sec   112 MBytes   944 Mbits/sec    0   1.15 MBytes
[  5]  59.00-60.00  sec   111 MBytes   933 Mbits/sec    8    915 KBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr
[  5]   0.00-60.00  sec  6.48 GBytes   928 Mbits/sec  604             sender
[  5]   0.00-60.00  sec  6.48 GBytes   928 Mbits/sec                  receiver
iperf3 -c 192.168.6.2 -t 60 -P 1 -R                                            
Connecting to host 192.168.6.2, port 5201                               
Reverse mode, remote host 192.168.6.2 is sending                             
[  5] local 192.168.10.60 port 53246 connected to 192.168.6.2 port 5201        
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate                                  
[  5]   0.00-1.00   sec  93.5 MBytes   784 Mbits/sec                         
[  5]   1.00-2.00   sec  98.9 MBytes   830 Mbits/sec                           
[  5]   2.00-3.00   sec  99.0 MBytes   831 Mbits/sec                           
[  5]   3.00-4.00   sec  98.8 MBytes   828 Mbits/sec                           
[  5]   4.00-5.00   sec  98.9 MBytes   829 Mbits/sec                           
[  5]   5.00-6.00   sec  98.6 MBytes   827 Mbits/sec
[  5]   6.00-7.00   sec  98.8 MBytes   828 Mbits/sec
[  5]   7.00-8.00   sec  98.8 MBytes   829 Mbits/sec
[  5]   8.00-9.00   sec  98.8 MBytes   829 Mbits/sec
[  5]   9.00-10.00  sec  99.1 MBytes   832 Mbits/sec
[  5]  10.00-11.00  sec  99.0 MBytes   830 Mbits/sec
[  5]  11.00-12.00  sec  98.6 MBytes   828 Mbits/sec
..
[  5]  51.00-52.00  sec  99.2 MBytes   831 Mbits/sec
[  5]  52.00-53.00  sec  98.8 MBytes   829 Mbits/sec
[  5]  53.00-54.00  sec  98.9 MBytes   830 Mbits/sec
[  5]  54.00-55.00  sec  78.4 MBytes   657 Mbits/sec
[  5]  55.00-56.00  sec  99.0 MBytes   831 Mbits/sec
[  5]  56.00-57.00  sec  99.2 MBytes   832 Mbits/sec
[  5]  57.00-58.00  sec  98.8 MBytes   829 Mbits/sec
[  5]  58.00-59.00  sec  98.9 MBytes   829 Mbits/sec
[  5]  59.00-60.00  sec  98.8 MBytes   829 Mbits/sec
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr
[  5]   0.00-60.01  sec  5.75 GBytes   823 Mbits/sec    3             sender
[  5]   0.00-60.00  sec  5.75 GBytes   823 Mbits/sec                  receiver
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I created also WED bug

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